Bangladesh’s TNA proved to be an important step in implementing climate-resilient technologies, and it has already led to emissions reductions and increased climate resilience. An example is the rehabilitation of embankments and dykes, which has increased the resilience of both people and agriculture to cyclones and tidal surges.
Bangladesh is located in South Asia on the Bay of Bengal. The country is still a developing economy and ranks low in many measures of economic development. Bangladesh has made significant progress in recent decades, but continued progress is being hampered by the exacerbating impacts of climate change. High physical exposure and limited adaptive capacity have resulted in Bangladesh frequently being classified as one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. Because of this, Bangladesh has been at the forefront of developing national policies to increase its resilience to climate change. The country was among the very first to develop a National Adaptation Plan of Action and was also among the first to complete its TNA in 2012.
Among the outcomes from the TNA are several Technology Action Plans, which propose detailed actions necessary for the diffusion of technology. In the water sector, projects include the rehabilitation of 3000 km of coastal embankments and dykes and modernizing the draining infrastructure in nineteen coastal towns to help them withstand flooding.
The results of the TNA are included in Bangladesh’s NDC.
Bangladesh’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals: